Norton Bavant Snow Scene
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Village History - Before the Norman Conquest  

Norton was the “North tun” of the Saxons, but it was in the possession of an Anglo-Scandinavian named Karlo.  He held 14 other estates in Wiltshire, a 20-hide estate in Surrey, two estates of 13½ hides in Hampshire, and a 5-hide estate in Somerset.  He was therefore a then of considerable possessions and probably went off with King Harold to fight at Stamford Bridge and Hastings.  He was to lose everything and nothing more is heard of him after the Conquest when members of his family, no doubt, were reduced to serfs.

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